Lost Gem: Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross are stunning on "Friends" live

The biggest selling song of 1986 was the all-star collaboration for AIDS research, "That's What Friends Are For." Led by Dionne Warwick, and with help from Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John, the song became an across the board smash, topping the pop, R&B and adult contemporary charts, on its way to raising more than $3 million for charity and winning a Grammy Award in the process.

Everybody knows that version of the song, but fewer folks remember the stunning performance at the 1987 Soul Train awards, where Dionne and Stevie were there, but with Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston joining in for a performance that left the audience with chills. And now, decades later, it leaves us in chills again.

The biggest selling song of 1986 was the all-star collaboration for AIDS research, "That's What Friends Are For." Led by Dionne Warwick, and with help from Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John, the song became an across the board smash, topping the pop, R&B and adult contemporary charts, on its way to raising more than $3 million for charity and winning a Grammy Award in the process.

Everybody knows that version of the song, but fewer folks remember the stunning performance at the 1987 Soul Train awards, where Dionne and Stevie were there, but with Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston joining in for a performance that left the audience with chills. And now, decades later, it leaves us in chills again.

Check out Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross, as they create an all-time live performance of a now-classic song. As much as you may have enjoyed the original, this is something truly special. 

 

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